The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, chaired by Aleksander Čeferin, met at the Home of FIFA in Zurich today, with the main focus falling on the   kicking off in Russia on 14 June. With just a few months to go before the action starts, a great deal of work is going on behind the scenes 

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April 28 – In a wide-ranging interview, Alexey Sorokin, new CEO of the Russia 2018 World Cup organising committee, tells INSIDER preparations are stepping up a gear. He spoke after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin chaired the first meeting of the supervisory board of the LOC in Moscow on Wednesday. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

26/1/2011 Russian president Dmitry Medvedev calls for heightened security measures for upcoming sporting events including the 2018 World Cup in the wake of the bomb blast at Moscow’s busiest airport Domodedovo… FIFA identified air transport as Russia’s most difficult challenge in its bid inspection report. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

The three cities bidding to host the 2018 Winter Olympics will make their final presentations for this year at the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, Nov. 26. Around the Rings will cover the two-day event with correspondent Marta Falconi reporting from the meeting. IOC President Jacques Rogge will address the meeting Friday, 

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